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A spiral galaxy, unromantically named “NGC 4911”, deep in the Coma Cluster of galaxies. This photo is produced by the Hubble Telescope by combining 28 hours of exposure through three years. This galaxy is 320 million light-years away. It lies in the constellation Coma Berenices.

God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of
glory and praise.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of
interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home.
By your will they were created and have their being.
(Eucharistic Prayer C, BCP, TEC)

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